Spotlight on: Drama Therapy
Drama therapy utilizes drama and theatre processes to promote healthy psychological functioning. Drama therapy is a form of creative arts therapy (its cousins are art therapy, music therapy, and dance therapy) and drama therapists have special training in counseling and the use of the arts in therapy.
Drama therapy is used with people of all ages -- from very young chidren to adults. Anyone can benefit from drama therapy; it's for those who are struggling with emotional, behavioral, and developmental issues, as well as those who are simply searching for personal growth.
With very young children, drama therapy is similar to play therapy. Drama has its roots in play, and pretend situations, character creation, storytelling, and puppetry are used to help children express themselves, solve problems, master situations, and make sense of themselves and the world.
For older children, teens, and even adults, drama therapy offers a creative way to tap into strengths and cope with problems. Drama therapy consists of traditional counseling techniques as well as creative, dramatic processes - such as role-play, improvisation, writing and art, and role reflection. Drama therapy focues on cultivating the creative within the individual - something that brings us all joy and self-understanding.
Kim Galway and Darby Moore, both Registered Drama Therapists and Licensed Creative Arts Therapists, offer individual and small group sessions in Westhampton Beach and Cutchogue. Fees are reimbursible by most insurance plans. For more information and to set up an appointment, call us at 631-653-2121.